Bismuth tri-iodide crystal for nuclear radiation detectors

Manabu Matsumoto, Keitaro Hitomi, Tadayoshi Shoji, Yukio Hiratate

研究成果: Article査読

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Bismuth tri-iodide (BiI3) is an attractive material for room temperature radiation detectors because of its wide bandgap energy and high photon stopping power. In this paper, BiI3 crystals have been grown by the vertical Bridgman technique using commercially available powder. The grown crystals have been characterized in terms of their structural properties and stoichiometry. Room temperature radiation detectors have been fabricated from the crystals and tested by measuring their leakage currents and spectral responses. A clear peak corresponding to 5.48 MeV α-particles (241Am) was recorded with an 82 μm thick BiI3 detector with palladium electrodes of 1 mm in diameter. The energy resolution of the 5.48 MeV peak was found to be 2.2 MeV FWHM.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)2517-2520
ページ数4
ジャーナルIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
49 II
5
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2002 10月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 原子力エネルギーおよび原子力工学
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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